Originally Posted by enkrypt3d
So what cooler are u guys going with to replace the OEM heatpipes for DrMOS and the Northbridge? My NB is running at 68C idle.... CPU @ 3.7Ghz...
First off, it sounds like you have a bad seating on the stock heatsink. I would definitely suggest you remove it and clean off all the factory thermal 'goo' and use something like an AS5, or mx-3, whatever. Make sure it has good contact with the chipsets when you put it back together and you should see a huge improvement.
Otherwise, it's a little more involved than that. The heatsink on the NB is also on the Mosfets and the SB. So, when you remove it to address the NB, you're leaving the Mosfets and SB exposed, and un-cooled.
If you're not watercooling, than there are little stick on heatsinks you can use on the mosfets, should be enough, but I really don't know. And the NB can use any type of NB cooler, it's in the standard mount hole spacing most use.
The SB has a narrower mount spacing. It is about 1.75" or about 45mm, so coolers for it are a bit tougher to find. If you are are crossfiring two cards, and using slot 1 & 3, then there may be a space issue with a SB cooler as well, keep that in mind.
MarcEdited by mduclow - 1/18/10 at 5:47pm